South East Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front over Tasmania will move to the east tonight, in a westerly flow, as a high moves south of South Australia. The high will move to the northwest of Tasmania during Wednesday and weaken while a new high centre will develop east of the state. This high will track eastwards over the Tasman Sea during Thursday. The next cold front will approach the west of Tasmania late Thursday before weakening and crossing the state early Friday as a ridge extends to the north. Another cold front will cross Tasmania later Saturday with westerly winds shifting southerly.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the far south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 800 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h.

Wednesday 24 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the far south, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 800 metres early then rising. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h from later in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:50am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Hobart 7 16
Possible shower. Huonville 4 15
Partly cloudy. Port Arthur 8 16
Partly cloudy. Richmond 6 16

Thursday 25 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the far south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

Friday 26 October

Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 18.

Saturday 27 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 900 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 20.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.

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